The Arabian Scops Owl is a very small owl with small but erectile ear-tufts. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the Pallid or African Scops Owl.
Distribution: Southern Arabia from Saudi Arabia to Oman.
Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Bates. 1937. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 57, p. 150.